A New Century of Service
At Bailey Monument and Vault Company
In 1908, Mr. M.W. Bailey established Bailey Marble and Granite Works in Waycross, Georgia. The original site for Bailey Monument Co., was on Albany Avenue and remained there for 44 years. In 1947 his son, James N. Bailey would be handed the reigns and would eventually relocate the business to a site on Minnesota Avenue where he could expand the facilities to better meet the growing needs of the communities he served.
Bailey Monument Co., celebrated its’ 100th anniversary in 2008 with Mr. James N. Bailey continuing not only the tradition of excellence that he had delivered for almost 60 years, but the tradition of family as well. In July of that year, Mr. Bailey continued his legacy by announcing new ownership in the hands of his daughter, Mary Bailey Hawthorne and her husband, Keith Hawthorne.
Mary and Keith are both graduates of Georgia Tech receiving Industrial Management, Engineering and Architecture degrees. “They bring an impressive combination of education and experience to our business. I have the utmost confidence that I am leaving Bailey Monument Company well-positioned for continued success. Our leadership has never been stronger and our ‘TRADITION OF SERVICE’ will remain the focus for the next generation” stated Mr. Bailey. “It’s the right decision at the right time”.